Simon Cowell is considering pulling the plug on the UK version of ‘The X Factor’ before the show returns next fall.
Cowell left the show to come do the US version, which is currently prepping for it’s second season, leaving the reigns Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh.
However, with ratings down from Cowell’s standards, he’s considering scrapping the show all together to pursue his next big idea.
Simon tells Live magazine, “I would rather (the show) fall off the cliff on numbers than deteriorate slowly. That is like death from a thousand cuts. Now maybe that might mean with The X Factor we’d say in a year’s time: ‘Right, that’s the end of it. Let’s start something new.’ We have got something in development which could replace it if we get to that point.”
“Most things in music, fashion or TV tend to be across a 10-year period. The great test of success is if you can transcend a decade. I believe we can do it again if we’re prepared to be brave.”
‘The X Factor’ premieres in the UK back in 2004.